Dir. Gregg Araki
Starring Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, and Chris Zylka
Unapologetically libidinous and hilarious, Kaboom (2010) is perhaps the first great paranoiac-dystopian sex comedy in the history of cinema. Revisiting his themes of college coming-of-age, the end of the world, and open sexuality, Araki won the first-ever Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival for this film. Following a college student, Smith (Chris Zylka), as he begins to uncover the truth about his birth, fate, and cult prophecies, Kaboom spins an entertaining tale about the troubles with dating witches, issues around drooling over your hunky roommate Thor, and—of course—the end of the world.